The organisers at the Bournemouth Air Festival have described their “huge relief”, two people have been rescued from a crash following a display. The biplane which is belonging to the AeroSuperBatics display team of wing-walking landed in Poole Harbour which is near the Sandbanks Ferry following a flight on Saturday at the airshow dating to 4ht September.
Wing Walker Accident
The wing walker and the pilot, have been successfully rescued, they have suffered some minor injuries at the time of the incident, the accident happened around 3:50 pm which was followed up by the Air Festival, this has been stated by Dorset police. Some of the eyewitnesses have shared their thoughts on social media.
They have described hearing the aircraft’s engine which got cut out before it was seen ditching into Poole Harbour. The investigation is going on about the exact cause of the crash is still going on and is underway and the members of the public have been told to avoid the area as of now.
It has been stated by the Bournemouth Air Festival that the crash location has been secured, they have further added the aircraft is going to be recovered pretty soon which is subject to tides and the traffic at Harbour. It has been further stated, this has been a huge relief for all of the people who were involved in the making of the Festival, the crew has been removed from the water safe and well.
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This year is going to be marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Flt Lt Jon Egging at the Air Festival, one of the Red Arrows pilots was killed when his Hawk aircraft crashed during one of the displays in Bournemouth in the year 2011 and this incident would have been really tragic if the wing walker and the pilot would have died, it seems like everyone is in the joy that they have been saved by the authorities.
Such incidents are very rare but they can still occur and someone losing their life is going to be affecting many lives and in this case and it is no brainer that is this would have happened, there would have been many disappointed people but everything has been taken care of and both of the people are safe and sound and they are being treated by the medical teams for their minor injuries.